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About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.

Kick-Starting Motivation

As I slowly progress towards rehabbing myself back into functional shape, I am trying to regain some sense of motivation beyond “getting better.” See, for the first week or so after injuring my back, my main motivation was finding some … Continue reading

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Update on my Rehab/Recovery I continue to make slow, somewhat steady progress on the rehab front — with the emphasis on S-L-O-W. As noted in my last entry here some weeks back, I can make it around the first floor … Continue reading

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An object at rest will remain at rest… Inertia is a fundamental law of physics, enshrined by Sir Isaac Newton as his First Law of Motion. It usual refers to objects, but as a physical being, I feel it quite … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News — Nothing New

Posted on my social media yesterday afternoon: Good news/bad news from my excursion to the spinal specialist in the Springs: nothing indicating surgery (Good!), nothing they can do at this point (bad) — that is, nothing new. Basically, nothing has … Continue reading

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Sliding into September

At long last — September is here! I’ve always loved September. It’s the best month of the year. I mean, first off, it’s my birthday month. It’s also the start of the traditional school year, so it brings a sense … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Semi-Suspended Animation

Update on my back troubles… 6 weeks ago, everything changed suddenly when I found myself stricken with severe sciatic pain shooting down from my hip to my thigh. Since then, I’ve been mostly incapacitated. My mobility remains seriously compromised while … Continue reading

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Flat on my Back —for Weeks to Come

Excerpted from an email sent to a friend, updating him on my health situation: “About 2 weeks ago (July 3) I suddenly had stabbing, shooting pain in my back, down my leg, recognizable as sciatica pain — which I’ve never … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Wayward Lady, U.S.A.”

This was the title track from Will’s 2008 CD, Wayward Lady, released during our extended war in Iraq. Friends warned Will that writing political songs risks losing large chunks of your audience. While slightly worried, Will decided his commitment to … Continue reading

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Full Stop — July, 2022 Version

Last year, my brother died at the end of June. My blogging came to a hard stop. This year, it’s me. That is, the reason for the full stop this July, is my sudden but severe incapacitation from severe back … Continue reading

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Picture Postcards from the Past

Summer brings vacations and vacations mean photos. These days, we all share those instantly on social media and we can vicariously travel along with friends. Vacations used to mean postcards from family friends visiting distant places. Not to downplay instant … Continue reading

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